Events & Press releases

Ship Technology //

We speak to Charles Watkins, Managing Director, Mental Health Support Solutions, clinical psychologist M.Sc., licensed psychotherapist, to find out more about what the company offers as well as key factors surrounding improving seafarer mental health.

ibj Internations Bulk Journal //

Cases of seafarers struggling with their mental health will continue to rise unless shipping companies take more responsibility for encouraging crew members to talk openly with a colleague, family member or friend about their problems.

seafarertimes //

On the eve of World Suicide Prevention Day, suicides aboard ships are rising at an unprecedented rate. Are we doing enough to help mariners in mental distress at sea?


As part of their ongoing commitment to crew wellbeing, Quay Crew has forged an exclusive partnership with Mental Health Support Solutions (MHSS) to give placed candidates access to a free 24/7 helpline.

gCaptain //

A zero-tolerance approach to bullying should be in place on all vessels, with abusive crew members removed from the ship if they repeatedly harass a colleague, according to some mental health experts.  

Shipmanagement International //

A communication model based on verbal cues and body language could help seafarers develop a stronger rapport with their crew or notice if a colleague is suffering from mental fatigue, anxiety or depression.

Tanker Operator //

Calls to Mental Health Support Services (MHSS) from seafarers who are really struggling to cope has soared by 60% in recent months, according to a recent report.

Lloyd's List //

Mental Health Support Solutions (MHSS) 24-hour hotline receives a significant increase in calls from seafarers regarding anxiety, bullying and crew conflict, among other issues.

Shipmanagement International //

Mental Health Support Solutions (MHSS) has published a book with tips and guidance on how seafarers can maintain or improve their mental wellbeing while aboard a vessel or onshore.

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